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The Prize

"Noi respiriamo" - Streetlight by Ayrton Senna.

Dreaming is necessary - The words of Ayrton Senna lit up the streets of Imola, Italy from October 2020 to mark the return of Formula 1 after a 14-year hiatus and continue to animate the city's historic center along a route that takes in some of the city's finest attractions as it leads to the Autodromo.

Imola and the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari in particular always held a special place Ayrton Senna's heart, one of the most extraordinary and best-loved drivers in the history of Formula 1 and world motor racing. Before that last fatal San Marino Grand Prix on May 1, 1994, the Imola circuit had been the setting for some of the most intense moments in the Brazilian driver's sporting career.

Ayrton always took time for those who were suffering. This is one of the reasons why it was decided to auction these lights displaying some of the words uttered by the great driver.  

The two meaningful quotes are:
I ricchi non possono / Vivere su un’isola / Circondata da un oceano / Di povertà. / Noi respiriamo / Tutti la stessa aria / Bisogna dare a tutti / Una possibilità (The rich cannot / Live on an island / Surrounded by an ocean / Of poverty. / We breathe / All the same air / We must give everyone / A chance) - Ayrton Senna.

Se una persona / Non ha più sogni / Non ha più alcuna / Ragione di  vivere / Sognare è necessario / Anche se nel sogno / Va intravista la realtà / Per me / E' uno dei principi / Della vita (If a person / No longer dreams / He no longer has any / Reason to live / Dreaming is necessary / Even if in the dream / Reality must appear / For me / It is one of the principles / Of life) - Ayrton Senna.

The proceeds from the auction will be donated to local non-profit associations to activate initiatives supporting children, teenagers and young people severely affected by the Covid health and social emergency. Child support was an issue that was important to Ayrton Senna and the Foundation that bears his name continues to carry out work in that field.

Dimensions:

"Noi respiriamo" - 370 x 75 cm

The Cause

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Imola works alongside citizens with the aim of supporting the social and cultural development of the Imola area.

We feel that our activity has an affinity with the work carried out by the Ayrton Senna Foundation and its activities focussing on the groups of society who are most in need, particularly children. This is why we decided to actively engage with this initiative by sourcing the items that are being put up for auction, in collaboration with the Municipality of Imola and Imola Faenza Tourism Company, in order to guarantee coordinated and effective action in support of the non-profit associations on the territory, the beneficiaries of all proceeds raised.

We are sure that our work, together with your generosity, will create opportunities for the care, development, play and growth of all the children any young people who have been heavily affected by the health and social crisis.

To mark the advent of this project, one of the Ayrton Senna streetlights, namely “Tutti la stessa Aria”, was put on display at the Imola racetrack.

Thank you.

 

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
  • Shipping charges will be accurately calculated at auction closing and paid by the auction winner.
  • Shipping charges will be accurately calculated at auction closing. Alternatively, the auction winner can pick the streetlight up from Imola (Italy) on the date of its removal.
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